ISBN-10:
0824823370
ISBN-13:
2900824823374
Pub. Date:
12/01/2000
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

by Peter F Kornicki
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ISBN-13: 2900824823374
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Edition description: PBK ED
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Conventionsxiii
Chronologiesxvi
List of illustrationsxvii
Introduction1
1The history of the book and japan8
1.1Books and the state11
1.2Books and the colonial experience17
1.3The advent and consequences of print20
1.4Calligraphy and the block-printed book26
1.5Literacy and reading30
2Books as material objects39
2.1Paper and the roll40
2.2Forms of the book43
2.3Printing and the book47
2.4Illustration and the arts of the book56
2.5Printed maps, serial publications and ephemera60
2.6Conservation74
3Manuscript culture78
3.1Manuscripts in the Nara period78
3.2Manuscripts up to 160087
3.3Manuscripts in the Tokugawa period99
4Printed Books112
4.1Printing before 1600114
4.1.1The Hyakumanto darani114
4.1.2The Heian, Kamakura and Muromachi periods117
4.2Movable type: the early phase125
4.2.1The Jesuit mission press125
4.2.2Korean movable type128
4.2.3Japanese movable type129
4.3Blockprinting in the Tokugawa and early Meiji periods136
4.3.1Commercial publishing136
4.3.2Official publishing143
4.3.3Private publishing149
4.3.4Reprints of non-Japanese works153
4.4Later movable type and copperplate158
4.4.1Wooden movable type158
4.4.2Western-style movable type163
4.4.3Copperplate166
5The book trade in the Tokugawa period169
5.1Publishing and bookselling170
5.1.1Bookshops and publishers170
5.1.2Production and the guilds179
5.1.3Sales and prices 1184
5.1.4Marketing and advertising187
5.2The growth of the publishing trade192
5.2.1Publishing in Kyoto194
5.2.2Publishing in Osaka197
5.2.3Publishing in Edo199
5.2.4Publishing in the provinces205
5.3The publishers207
5.3.1Murakami Kanbee208
5.3.2Suwaraya Mohee210
5.3.3Eirakuya Toshiro213
5.3.4Obiya Ihee215
5.3.5Tsutaya Juzaburo218
5.3.6Kawachiya Mohee221
6Authors and readers223
6.1Authorship223
6.1.1The evolution of the author225
6.1.2Royalties239
6.1.3Copyright242
6.2Readership251
6.2.1Readers and reading before 1600251
6.2.2Readers and reading after 1600258
6.2.3Literacy269
7Transmission277
7.1Transmission to Japan277
7.1.1Pre-Tokugawa imports from China278
7.1.2Pre-Tokugawa imports from Korea and Parhae293
7.1.3Later imports of Chinese and Korean books296
7.1.4Imports of European and American books300
7.2Transmission from Japan306
7.2.1Exports of Japanese books to China and Korea306
7.2.2Exports of Japanese books to the West313
8Censorship320
8.1Censorship before the Tokugawa period321
8.2Censorship in the Tokugawa period324
8.2.1The exclusion of Christianity325
8.2.2Secular censorship and the book trade331
8.2.3Calendars353
8.3Censorship in the early Meiji period358
9Libraries and Collectors363
9.1Libraries and book collecting before 1600364
9.1.1Nara and Heian periods364
9.1.2Kamakura and Muromachi periods371
9.2Libraries and book collecting after 1600376
9.2.1Ieyasu, Yoshimune and the Bakufu Library376
9.2.2Institutional libraries384
9.2.3Other libraries and collections388
9.2.4Commercial lending libraries391
9.3Ownership398
9.4The Meiji transition and modern collections406
10Catalogues and Bibliography413
10.1Catalogues and categories414
10.1.1Pre-Tokugawa416
10.1.2Tokugawa period427
10.2Bibliography in the Tokugawa period437
Afterword446
Appendix450
Glossary455
Abbreviations457
Bibliography461
Index478

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